The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Tenet Healthcare Corp., up 20 cents at $5.52
An analyst predicted the hospital operator's results will improve in 2010, and the expected health care overhaul should boost shares.
New York Times Co., up $1.07 at $12.10
An industry analyst raised hopes that a brutal advertising slump is tapering off more quickly than expected.
Micron Technology Inc., up 58 cents at $9.99
Shares rose to their highest point since Nov. 2007 after the memory chip maker posted its first quarterly profit in about three years.
American Greetings Corp., down 3 cents at $23.81
The greeting card company said it returned to a quarterly profit a day after announcing job cuts and a plant closing.
Compugen Ltd., up $1.75 at $4.59
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. signed a collaboration deal with the Israeli drug developer involving three peptide product candidates.
Cintas Corp., down $3.33 at $26.35
The corporate uniform maker said analysts' expectations for its fiscal 2010 year were "too optimistic" amid high unemployment.
Finish Line Inc., up 89 cents at $10.89
A tax gain helped the seller of athletic apparel post a quarterly profit, and results beat analysts' expectations.
Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc., up 64 cents at $14.30
An analyst upgraded the regional bank, citing a strong management team and balance sheet.